SPECIAL EDUCATION - PHYSICAL THERAPIST (#3507)

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Bibb County Public Schools

MACON, Georgia ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3990238
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 2, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Bibb County School District is now accepting applications for Physical Theraspist. 

 

JOB SUMMARY:
Administers and plans physical therapy treatment and programs to students as assigned;  evaluates students' functional status and plans an appropriate treatment program to achieve short and long range goals that are measurable and realistic. 

 

REPORTS TO:
Director of Program for Exceptional Children; Building Principal

 

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT:
Program for Exceptional Children

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
1.   Graduation from an accredited program of Physical Therapy.
2.   Certification to practice in Georgia as evidenced by current licensure as a Physical Therapist by the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy.
3.   Must have a minimum of two (2) years of experience; experience working with children is desired.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.   Determines eligibility of service and recommends direct or consultative delivery if needed.
2.   Plans, organizes, and implements individual physical therapy programs of service for students at the school level.
3.   Leads the students in individual, as well as groups, in activities to emphasize the development and strengthening of gross motor skills that are designed to achieve increased muscle strength, mobility, and endurance to facilitate the functioning and learning of students with disabilities.
4.   Recommends modifications and assists with addressing physical needs of students in regard to technology (positioning, standing, etc.).
5.   Observes students' reactions and progress and keep records to be included in case histories.
6.   Attends in-service training.
7.   Attends regular physical therapy staff and team meetings to plan, evaluate and assess treatment programs.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.   Working knowledge of the theories, practice methods, and techniques of physical therapy for psychosocial and physical rehabilitation.
2.   Knowledge of effective practice, clinical decision making, outcomes-based intervention and their proper application in the educational environment.
3.   Knowledge of current legal mandates including: Federal and State law, compliance issues, confidentiality requirements, funding procedures and requirements.
4.   Ability to plan, implement, administer and coordinate a physical therapy program within an LEA.
5.   Ability to interpret physical therapy treatments to staff, relatives, patients and others.
6.   Ability to assess physical and psychosocial developmental levels and evaluate the students functional needs.
7.   Ability to plan, organize, lead, and instruct supportive staff in treatment sessions.
8.   Ability to develop a therapeutic relationship with students with disabilities.
9.   Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
10.  Ability to operate and maintain a variety of therapeutic instruments and equipment related to physical therapy.
11.  Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action.
12.  Physical ability to execute job responsibilities that may include transferring and/or lifting students or equipment.
13.  Skill in selecting and providing a wide range of intervention strategies and monitoring their effectiveness.
14.  Skill in effective oral and written communication.

 

SALARY/TERMS/BENEFITS:
1.   180 day work year; (8) hours per day.
2.   Salary Range - $56,865 - $69,321 (placement on salary schedule based on years of related experience).
3.   Excellent benefits package:  includes health insurance; free dental and life insurance; employee assistance program; personal and sick leave; membership in Teachers' Retirement System.

 

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To apply for this position, please complete an online classified application, submit a letter of interest and resume by attachment to your application.   Educational documentation (diploma/transcripts); and three Classified Professional Reference Forms must be submitted to the Human Resources Department.  These forms (#54) are located in the "Documents" section of our online application page.

 

The Bibb County School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation so long as the accommodation does not create an undue financial hardship for the district.

 

Screening/Consideration for employment will begin after closing date.  An eligibility list will be created and will include only the candidates who meet the established qualifications.  Chosen candidates will be contacted for interviews.


BIBB COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Physical Therapist
    Student Services > Physical Therapist
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Lewanna Stubbs
    • 484 Mulberry St
    • Macon, Georgia 31201

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